© WMR-12103

Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kensington And Chelsea
Town
Kensington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
FREDERICK WILLIAM POMEROY RA, MAJOR HUBERT C. CORLETTE F.R.I.B.A.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st July 1922
    Attended by: HRH PRINCESS LOUISE DUCHESS OF ARGYLL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st July 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Kensington
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12103
Current location
  • Church Street/ Kensington High Street
    Kensington
    Kensington And Chelsea
    Greater London
    SW10 9LQ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 260 780
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
FLEURY STYLE CROSS ON STONE PILLAR, GOTHIC DESIGN. TOP WITH FOUR ANGELS PLACED IN NICHES, STANDS ON A LOW SQUARE PEDESTAL WITH STEPPED BASE. DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE SYMBOLISING REMEMBRANCE STANDS AT THE FOOT OF THE COLUMN, RIGHT ARM RAISED TO A SCROLL WITH INSCRIPTION ON IT. KENSINGTON BOROUGH ARMS AND MOTTO BENEATH FIGURE
Inscription
ON SCROLL ON COLUMN: AWAKE REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE VALIANT DEAD BASE OF COLUMN: QUID NOBIS ARDUI PLINTH, 3 O'CLOCK FACE: XIIITH PRINCESS LOUISE'S KENSINGTON/ BATTALION THE LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD 1/13TH BN NEUVE CHAPELLE AUBERS RIDGE/ THE SOMME 1916 THE SCARPE LANGEMARK THE SOMME 1918 ALBERT/ 2/13TH BN VIMY RIDGE SALONIKA BEERSHEBA JERUSALEM JERICO PLINTH, 6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KENSINGTON/ AND THOSE MEN SERVING IN KENSINGTON/ BATTALIONS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 1939-1945 PLINTH, 9 O'CLOCK FACE: XXIIND KENSINGTON SERVICE BATTALION THE/ ROYAL FUSILIERS CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT/ BATTLE RECORD VIMY RIDGE DELVILLE WOOD & GUILLEMONT/ THE SOMME 1916 BEAUMONT HAMEL & SERRE THE ANCRE/ GREVILLERS MIRAUMONT OPPY WOOD CAMBRAI
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT CORNER WITH KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £11,000 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Kensington News and West London Times -/7 July 1922
  • Research files of Richard Morris OBE
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN PP 78-79 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

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